Re: Rooting...isn't what it was.
Now I have no idea what you are on about here.
Due to your obvious budgetary constraints this situation doesn't even concern you.
2921 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Now I have no idea what you are on about here.
Due to your obvious budgetary constraints this situation doesn't even concern you.
To be honest I've had a few smartphones in recently to setup and most of them have been pretty easy to clean up unrooted. Samsungs are a bit of a pain but with my LG G4 I was able to uninstall 90% of the LG stuff and disable the rest. Slap on a new launcher and icon pack to taste and away you go.
1. You do some homework and find the right phone for you for the £300+. A lot (not all) of people that root are the type that do not dwell too long with a particular phone. Nature of the beast. me? I stick with a phone for 3+ years.
2. The problem at hand is rooted phones not being able to use the pay network. The thing is, have the folks who religiously root, actually stopped to think recently that the practice they have been doing the past 5 years is still worth it? For quite a few...probably not worth it now.
I stopped bothering rooting my phones a couple of years ago. Never looked back. Rooting just gives you less and less as time goes on.
The phone software and hardware is pretty sorted now and all rooting seems to give you is a whole new set of headaches and the feeling of constantly nursing your phone.
It's just a phone dammit. You'll but another in 12-18 months time probably. Suck it up and just use it as intended. Life is too short.
Or is it just 'big boned'?
Yeah its not so much the crash that scares me as the high octane fuel exploding around me 2 seconds later.
...then why don't the airlines start charging extra per pound/kilo in weight for the obese?
Anyone weighing over say 200lbs has to pay extra per every 5lbs they are over that limit. Some of these people carry more round their waist than my checked luggage for free!
Also a safety issue.
...I write down all my business costs in a book. The ones for the business just get an asterix scribbled to the side of them so I know how to split them from the customer costs. Makes my Gf despair (she pays for an account for some reason). I then just add the figures up in December. Doesn't take long.
Just never got into using an Excel spreadsheet.
I think the acting was flat in the prequels due to the conditions they had to act in. I guess as an actor it's hard to get enthused when you are standing day after day in a green hanger, jumping on and off green blocks while a fat guy in a beard sips a latte 20 feet away. Flat surrounds means flat acting.
That's why Abrams wanted to go back to proper sets where possible so it invigorated the actors.
I also suspect the whole green screen thing put Denis Lawson off returning as Wedge as I bet he had many chats about the process with his nephew. I reckon he might have regretted that now but he wasn't to know when he made the decision.
Ohh don't mention octane ratings to Americans. They are soon to point out that (as per usual, yawn) their octane ratings are just different to the rest of the world and are in fact superior.
That's just the way it goes. Sorry.
I bet they stuck it on x4 with the sound on.
You still have your field of vision with a webcam.
Why? You wont notice when your mum or wife walks into the room while you lay writhing with your phone stuck to your head and also numerous Kleenex.
"Cup of tea dear? ...Ohhhh your Father will be disappointed...and look at all that distemper on the sofa!"
I call myself a 'Digital Lifestyle Rejuvenator'.
Yeah I fix laptops and get your wedding/baby/selfie photos back.
Yeah 3G was supposed to be the data tech to save us all and wasn't.
4G was then the data tech to save us all and wasn't.
Forgive me if I pay little heed or excitement to the obvious future 5G revolution.
The word 'Monorail' springs to mind for some reason.
I think some of you are just struggling with the 'comedy subtext' that 4G isn't all its cracked up to be.
That's the point he is trying to make.
You don't have to take everything he writes as 100% true/accurate/gospel.
Strewth....Aspergers is a bitch.
VR is the tech equivalent of 3D cinema. It gets dusted off every 20 years when ideas run out and a quick blip on the financials is needed.
I guess we'll see it come around again in 2035. And yes, you'll still look a dick using it.
The joy of RoHs!
Reduce the lead...increase the landfill!
..From the December 1995 issue of Net User magazine (Times New Roman and grey were the new black)
4x CD Rom - £117.00
Pentium 133 - £507.00
US Robotics 28K modem - £193.00
17" OEM monitor - 570.00
WD 1.2GB HDD - £266.00
32MB RAM - £821.00!
Diamond Stealth 4MB Video card - £350.00
4x SCSI CD-R - £1864.00
All 1995 prices + VAT at 17.5%.
I keep an early copy of NetUser from 1995 with the adverts for PC parts in to remind me.
@ad47uk Hey I hear you. Old kit is not to be thrown on the scrap heap. I'm running a 2007 spec dual Xeon system and that runs a WPrime 210 benchmark in 6.7 seconds.
The only chip I've had through my hands recently to gain any great difference is the £850 8/16 core Intel i7 5960X that does it in 4 seconds.
You can pick up the Xeons I have for about £30 each on Ebay. AMD or Intel? Doesnt really matter in most cases. The software just isn't there to tax the kit in most cases.
Yeah I have hardcoded the FamilyDNS settings into some routers to spoil the 'fun' for a few that should be working instead.
...if you have good content and a good community they will pay.
I use a few sites that every year have a fund-raiser week where they ask for contributions to help pay for the site to keep it ad free.
I'm more than happy to chip in $10 a year for the pleasure and I'm sure that more revenue in a year from me than ads would garner.
Its been the main browser on my G4 smartphone for some time now. Works very well.
...is to turn the USA into the new North Korea?
Bush Jr would have been fine as a President had 9/11 and all the crap after not happened. In fact he could have done two terms and no one hardly would have known who he was. He would have just signed the usual forms, attended the usual dinners and spent 75% of his time in office playing golf at his ranch in Texas.
He was just a guy to keep things ticking over, not to rock the boat. Unfortunately for him...
I mean with all their candidates as they are, it must be just a reality show called 'Last Clown Standing'?
The comedy value is incredible.
I still reckon Trump is just filming some secret documentary on the while thing and will drop out a day before he has to fully commit.
No not a Mac user since 1988. Now any urchin has them, so not special any more.
Reminds me I must get that fat 512K Mac into auction sometime.
That summer I bought my first PC (had used Dad's since 1993) and it was a Pentium 150 with 32MB of RAM, 2GB HDD (maybe), Matrox Mystique, CD-rom, generic Soundblaster card running Windows 95. Oh and a 14" monitor.
Cost me £1300!
Haven't spent anywhere near that much on a PC or laptop since.
The rub was I only kept it a year. We took over another small company that had just bought all new PCs that were not the same company standard as ours (read newer and better) so we were quietly told by the accountants to 'lose them!" Oh well if you insist.
"- old versions of Sage don't work"
Well thats a given in any version of Sage. Sage only works after you've called the tech support (hoping you get through because your support ended 2 years ago), told them what error message you are getting and then they let you into the secret patch garden and let you have the specific patch that fixes the problem. You know, it's almost as if they designed that into it.
Trust me..it's not as bad as Cryptowall.
Now calm down and put away the Monster energy drink.
A decent option until they want some IT support that's more complicated than it being dropped in the toilet.
That's been the problem with the folks I know that have moved to Apple. Finding good support.
The Apple Store moves in, takes out all the good independent local IT support for Apple and you are stuck with the hipster in the Tshirt who only know how to swap something or setup iTunes.
Well 2003 was the last proper version. Then it all went a bit wrong.
I bet this is at the command of a couple of high-up marketing-sales bods that have no concept of IT Support and is just making all the real tech guys at MS go "WTF???"
I was always under the impression that taping a mag to another mag was bad practice as the top of the magazine that goes into the chamber can get knocked and bent out of shape in all the excitement.
Something that only really happens in movies or by guys who think movies are genuine military tactics references.
I would assume that blanks have far less kick than a real military round?
Bit of bang and a bit of flash and that's all they have to do.
The interesting thing was watching the evolution of the robots from series to series as some thing were found to work and others were discarded or improved. Then towards the end it kind of reached a plateau of what was possible with the tech available and without spending tens of thousands.
However, as other have said I don't reckon on any great leaps in the tech. It will still be quite rooted in tool-shed tech.
Yes I shudder to think how many mobile devices I've had in my 2009 Windows PC's lifetime.
Hmmm probably 7?
As you say the PC market hardware is sorted. The fact that current software doesn't tax it at all for 98% of users doesn't help shifting hardware either. I remember swapping my CPU and GPU 3-4 times a year. Now its once a decade almost.
It's like buying a car. Even the cheapest new car you can buy will have electric windows, CD player, airbags and get you from A to B reasonably safely and comfortably.
Thanks for the WSUS tip but it just errors as soon as I try to get the updates. Documentation as with such things is rather poor. I think there is a step that's missing that it assumes I know.
It could be down to the problems I've already mentioned.
May I just point out that I don't run a enterprise support setup here with standardised builds I can clone across and just pick up the past months updates. These are domestic and small business jobs that all require individual builds from scratch. So my experience is probably different to most running support.
Well to be honest it destroys the 10 years of support pledge if after a few years you cant actually download them anymore. Support for 7 till 2020? Nah it pretty much finished July 31st 2015.
The situation is the same with trying to rebuild Windows 8.1 machines too.
No I bet they have all bases covered wherever in the world.
...covers them to do as they see fit.
The main issue for me rebuilding customers Windows 7 machines is the fact that Windows update for anything but 10 is pretty much borked. Before 10 came out I could update a clean 7 build in around a hour or two. Hit update, a minute later the list of 200 updates would appear, click install and go get on with something else for an hour or two. Not anymore. Takes over two hours for it to start even pulling in any updates then it usually craps out after installing them on the reboot and has to revert and by the time you are back to the desktop, 4 hours have been wasted. Been going on for a good few months now.
Amazingly Windows 10 installs and updates in less than 45 mins.
However, I only drink about one bottle every other day.
It was 6 years since I last bought a laptop and it was decided this Xmas to get a new one (the old Dell was and still is fine after many upgrades both software and hardware).
Did I go Windows? Nope.
Did I go Mac? Nope.
Did I go Android hybrid? Nope.
Decided to get the new Dell 13 Chromebook with i3 CPU. Fabulous bit of it, just works out of the box. Super fast and good build quality too. Upgradable SSD as well! Very pleased.
MIne has a decent 850W PSU as standard (next model up has a 1000W) and it has two PCI-E power leads too!
No problems running a modern high end GPU in this 2008 spec machine if you wanted to.
FYI I run a HD 7870 in mine.
It was a DCP-9020CDW.
The fuser had lumps in it that matched accordingly with the bizarre embossing we were getting in the paper. Seen many fuser rollers and none of them ever had random lumps in them. Scoring yes but not lumps.
Anyway once bitten...
Unfortunately you try stating the 'UK Sale of Goods Act' to manufacturers and they tell you to f**k off. They have read the small print and just tell you to go away.
I had a £250 Brother laser printer that had done around 2000 prints was 13 months old and the fuser roller went lumpy. Called up Brother and they just refused to deal with it. Quoted the act etc. and they just said it didn't apply etc.
Called the registered service agent and they told us it would be £200+ to repair and in actual fact they had four of the same model in for repair with the same issue. They told us not to bother. We took their advice and bought something else.
And I bet the rated 480W was more likely 400W actual.
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